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    Could someone tell me whats difference between a and per?

    For example:1.The eggs costs 2$ a dozen.2.The eggs costs 2$ per dozen.
    (please give me simple answers,Because. I am learning English.thank you.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nima1000 View Post
    Could someone tell me what's the difference between a and per?

    For example:1.The eggs costs 2$ a dozen.2.The eggs costs 2$ per dozen.
    (please give me simple answers,Because. I am learning English.thank you.)
    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Default Re: A/per

    There is no difference in meaning between the two sentences.

    There is an unspoken "for" in the first sentence. $2 for a dozen.

    "Per" means "for each." So "$2 per dozen" = "$2 for each dozen."

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